Harkening back to 90’s hardcore/noise rock, Grand Rapids, MI based Jowls are a breath of fresh air on their debut as a trio.
Vancouver, British Columbia band Peace recently recorded their sophomore CD, The World is Too Much With Us, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the small town and birth place of Pamela Anderson Ladysmith. The record caught the attention of David Dickenson of Suicide Squeeze Records who signed the band not long after. The World is Too Much With Us was released on October 16th right in the midst of Peace’s latest North American tour.
Beau Navire is somewhat of a punk super group from Oakland that features members of Loma Prieta and IWroteHaikusAboutCannibalismInYourYearbook. They play a dark, very fast and slightly ambient brand of screamo music with viciously loud vocals and various aspects of other kinds of punk and hardcore music mixed in. Their new record, Lumens, leaves you gasping for air with a sound that simply begs you to see them live.
Montreal, Quebec band Young Lungs have never been a band satisfied with following the status quo. As such an inventive group of young musicians, they sought something different than what they thought to be the total carbon copy acts that were populating the local city clubs.
In support of their newly released Complete Discography out today on Temporary Residence, historically celebrated post-punk band Moss Icon have premiered a full stream of their forthcoming release – check it out below. In addition, the band has announced an upcoming reunion performance taking place June 3rd at this year’s Chaos in Tejas event in Austin, Texas (performing alongside Iceage, Ceremony, Give and Thou), and may be announcing additional live appearances in the near future.
Split LP’s can be kind of cool sometimes since, as you usually haven’t heard at least one of the bands, there is an element of surprise. In this instance I had never heard of either Alaric or Atriarch prior to listening to Split LP, so I had no idea what to expect. Judging from the album cover alone I thought I was going to be listening to a couple of death metal bands. Both group’s bios also seemed to suggest they were on the heavier end of things. Surprisingly though, this is not the case. Both Alaric and Atriarch, while a bit on the crunchy side, sound more like The Cure with some heavier rock overtones. Not that this is a problem as I personally love The Cure, it just wasn’t what I was expecting.
Zlam Dunk are not your average indie rock band. The creatively named group hails from Austin, Texas and they certainly aren’t your run of the mill indie band. They combine punchy guitar riffs with the crudeness of garage rock and throw in a little punk-rock energy to top it all off. The band has already had a highly successful 2010 debut full length album and they are back and hungry for more.
Born, bred and based in Malmö, Sweden, gloomy post-punk band Terrible Feelings (unlike their moniker) should send you some good vibes. Their new album Shadows is due out on April 18th via Deranged Records and with it comes a welcome mix of punk, rock and power pop. Soon after its release, Terrible Feelings (who have already played with bands such as JEFF the Brotherhood, Fucked Up and Night Birds) are set to tour the US and Europe in the Summer.
This Edmonton, Canada post punk/new wave trio are creating a bit of a frenzy with their hip, new-old sound. Drawing comparisons to high profile acts such as The Smiths, Joy Division and Depeche Mode, Cygents retain their own uniqueness while offering something both totally familiar, yet new. The music is equal parts dancy and uplifting and all overlayed with some darkly personal lyrics.
On March 2nd in Toronto, Canada, rock act Christ vs Krishna is celebrating the release of their debut full-length effort, Sidewalk Astronomy, with a headlining show at the The Velvet Underground. There is much abuzz about the act’s funky mix of vintage brit-pop and new wave rock music and rightfully so… it’s pretty damn gnarly!
Heavier Than Air Flying Machines, the Michigan-based indie/pop rock trio, recently released its debut-full length album, SIAM, via Friction Records. The album was recorded at Cold War Studios and produced by by Rick Johnson (Cheap Girls, Bomb The Music Industry).
Seattle post-punk upstarts Nazca Lines have just premiered their new track “Spike Them All,” a pummeling assault and study in technicality, featuring guest musician and guitarist Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love). The track appears on the band’s upcoming, Matt Bayles-produced debut full length album ‘Hyperventilation’ out August 23rd on the UK-based Stressed Sumo Records (run in part by co-founder Neil Cooper of Therapy?).
You’re standing in a dark room staring into the white light of a snowy television. You vanish into the feeling you know you are onto something big. TV Heart Attack pack the pieces of your broken heart into bittersweet hook filled rock songs. Their sound is exciting and vital. It’s inspired and completely confessional. Since their…